Inside Civil Procedure

What Matters and Why

Author: Howard M. Erichson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897600

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 8494

Inside Civil Procedure: What Matters and Why, like a great teacher, helps law students understand civil procedure clearly and deeply. Procedural rules and doctrines that at first seem incomprehensible finally make sense when students understand what the rules are trying to do, how they are used in practice, and how they fit into the bigger picture. Unlike oversimplified outlines or lengthy treatises, it actually teaches with clear explanations and features designed to help students master the material. By the end of each chapter, students will have a clear understanding of not only how the rules and doctrines work, but also how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Overviews set up each topic FAQs give straight answers to questions and clear up common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars offer insights, study tips, and practice pointers. Step-by-step analyses demonstrate how to apply the material. Chapter summaries provide quick review guides. Connections helps students fit the material with other topics in civil procedure.

Inside Constitutional Law

What Matters and Why

Author: Russell L. Weaver,Catherine Hancock,Steven I. Friedland,Richard Rosen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145481098X

Category: Law

Page: 588

View: 5988

Concise, engaging, and pedagogically rich, Inside Constitutional Law solidifies students’ understanding of the essentials. Rather than presenting exhaustive citations and excessive doctrinal detail, Inside Constitutional Law: What Matters and Why focuses on helping students to clearly understand key topics in-depth. Students become more engaged in the course by thorough explanations that demystify the material without oversimplifying it. They come to understand not only the rules, but also what makes them interesting and important. Features to enhance learning are prominent throughout. Overviews position chapter topics within the course and show why each matters. FAQs are carefully spelled out and given straightforward answers to clear up the most common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars offer study tips, practice pointers, and additional insights. Replicating the classroom use of whiteboards, PowerPoint and other visual aids, graphics, charts, photos, and cartoons help illustrate key concepts. Chapter summaries and bolded key terms facilitate studying and review, and “Connections” at the end of each chapter tie the material to other chapters, encouraging students to consider “Where have I been?” and “Where am I going?” The Second Edition introduces new material on important new cases: Arar v. Ashcroft on the president's power to fight terrorism, Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum on First Amendment and the right to erect permanent monuments on public property, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on corporations and campaign finance, Snyder v. Phelps on the conflict between freedom of expression and intentional infliction of mental and emotional distress, and other cases from the Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 term such as Schwarzenegger. Updated coverage of the various issues related to gay and lesbian equal protection issues includes discussion of “don't ask, don't tell” and gay marriage, among others. Features: Solidifies students’ understanding of the essentials of the course avoids exhaustive citations and excessive doctrinal detail focuses on clear, in-depth examination of civil procedure Engaging explanations that demystify without oversimplifying Tackles common misconceptions, enabling deeper understanding Explains the rules - what makes them interesting and important Enhanced learning features Overviews position the topic within the course students understand the topic and why it matters FAQs straightforward answers clear up the most common mistakes and misconceptions Key Terms essential terminology highlighted and defined when first introduced Sidebars study tips practice pointers further insights and information Graphics replicate whiteboards, PowerPoint and other visual aids charts photos cartoons Chapter summaries Bolded key terms for review “Connections” at the end of each chapter connect the material to other chapters ask students to consider “Where have I been?” and “Where am I going? Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents: Coverage of key, important new cases Arar v. Ashcroft on the President's power to fight terrorism Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum on First Amendment and the right to erect permanent monuments on public property Citizens United v. Feder

A Student's Guide to Law School

What Counts, What Helps, and What Matters

Author: Andrew B. Ayers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606719X

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 9564

Law school can be a joyous, soul-transforming challenge that leads to a rewarding career. It can also be an exhausting, self-limiting trap. It all depends on making smart decisions. When every advantage counts, A Student’s Guide to Law School is like having a personal mentor available at every turn. As a recent graduate and an appellate lawyer, Andrew Ayers knows how high the stakes are—he’s been there, and not only did he survive the experience, he graduated first in his class. In A Student’s Guide to Law School he shares invaluable insight on what it takes to make a successful law school journey. Originating in notes Ayers jotted down while commuting to his first clerkship with then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and refined throughout his first years as a lawyer, A Student’s Guide to Law School offers a unique balance of insider’s knowledge and professional advice. Organized in four parts, the first part looks at tests and grades, explaining what’s expected and exploring the seven choices students must make on exam day. The second part discusses the skills needed to be a successful law student, giving the reader easy-to-use tools to analyze legal materials and construct clear arguments. The third part contains advice on how to use studying, class work, and note-taking to find your best path. Finally, Ayers closes with a look beyond the classroom, showing students how the choices they make in law school will affect their career—and even determine the kind of lawyer they become. The first law school guide written by a recent top-ranked graduate, A Student’s Guide to Law School is relentlessly practical and thoroughly relevant to the law school experience of today’s students. With the tools and advice Ayers shares here, students can make the most of their investment in law school, and turn their valuable learning experiences into a meaningful career.

Inside Criminal Law

What Matters and Why

Author: John M. Burkoff,Russel L. Weaver

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454827645

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 4391

With dynamic learning features and visual aids, the Inside Series helps you make the most of your study time, throughout the semester and as you prepare for the final. Unlike heavily abridged treatises, the Inside Series is carefully written in a concise, straightforward style that clearly identifies the essential components of the law and how they fit together. You can quickly learn what is important and why. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you how each relates to the larger legal framework. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars give fascinating additional detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. The graphic design supports your visual learning, and features such as bolded key terms, summaries, and Connections help reinforce your understanding while giving you ample opportunity for self-review. Surprisingly concise, visually compelling, the Inside Series is extremely useful throughout the semester to help you identify the essential components of the law and how they fit together. Comprehensive coverage of the essential topics emphasizes what you need to know and why. Clear, straightforward, informal writing explains every topic for you without over-simplifying the concepts. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you why each matters and how it fits into the larger framework of the law. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars enrich the text with fascinating detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. Bolded key terms, Connections and summaries reinforce your understanding and give you ample opportunity for self-review. The overall graphical design of the series supports your visual learning.

O'Connor's federal rules, civil trials

practice guide & annotated federal rules of civil procedure & evidence

Author: Michol O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884554360

Category: Law

Page: 1067

View: 2275

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Author: William N. Eskridge,Philip P. Frickey,Elizabeth Garrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599410784

Category: Law

Page: 405

View: 6529

Suitable for students or practitioners, this authoritative overview of the legislative process and statutory interpretation moves smoothly and understandably between the theoretical and the practical. You'll find in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, extrinsic sources for statutory interpretation, and substantive canons of statutory interpretation. Reap the benefits of the authors' experience, opinions, and insight and gain a working knowledge of the area.

A Civil Action

Author: Jonathan Harr

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030780478X

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 4984

This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Property Law

Author: John G. Sprankling

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422498735

Category: Property

Page: 706

View: 1139

Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure

Author: Joseph W. Glannon

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454894024

Category: Law

Page: 752

View: 5620

"Study aid with examples-and-explanations pedagogy, focusing on the principles of civil procedure"-- Provided by publisher.

Civil Procedure

Author: Stephen C. Yeazell,Joanna C. Schwartz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874651

Category: Law

Page: 960

View: 7835

Civil Procedure is written by one of the leading voices on Procedure, Stephen Yeazell, who for this Ninth Edition is joined by his colleague Joanna Schwartz. Yeazell and Schwartz employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues.

Complex Litigation

Cases and Materials on Advanced Civil Procedure

Author: Richard L. Marcus,Edward F. Sherman

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314147349

Category: Law

Page: 960

View: 3902

Text is designed for an upper-level division course, and it serves as a useful source and reference book for students once they are in practice. In-depth coverage of the nature of complex litigation.

The Indigo Book

Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1892628023

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 201

View: 9133

This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.

Civil Procedure, a Modern Approach

Author: Richard Marcus,Martin Redish,Edward Sherman,James Pfander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201859

Category:

Page: 1370

View: 6064

Since it first appeared, this casebook has sought to capture the evolving challenges of civil procedure in a way that engages students and fosters critical judgment on the underlying policy issues. The authors have closely monitored the evolution of procedure over this time, and adapted the basic structure of the book to take account of those changes. That evolution remains central to the seventh edition. The new edition retains the basic structure of the book, and a great deal of the existing superstructure of principal cases. It adds substantially revised text and note material to present contemporary issues in the context of those cases or new principal cases. The discovery chapter, for example, is infused with coverage of the 2015 rule amendments that have received so much attention. The personal jurisdiction chapter integrates the many recent Supreme Court decisions into the existing framework, conveying the developments that have occurred since the last edition appeared in 2013. The new edition also offers new principal cases to examine and illustrate a number of issues. A new Rule 19 case on required parties presents the contemporary issues in a setting likely to be interesting to many students. A new Internet jurisdiction case involves online payday lending, an example of the fast-moving world of Internet-based commerce. A recent supplemental jurisdiction case enables students to work through the application of § 1367 in a setting that also involves appreciation of various joinder concepts. A new class-action case presents the challenges of consumer class actions. New Supreme Court and other principal cases address issues of subject matter jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction. As reflects contemporary litigation, intellectual property cases are more prominent than in previous editions.

Black's law dictionary

definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern

Author: Henry Campbell Black,Joseph R. Nolan,Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley,West Publishing Company

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1136

View: 8116

Provides definitions of basic legal terms and phrases used in various branches of law throughout English and American history

Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals

Author: Clyde E. Craig

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454833610

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 5790

An effective teaching and learning text, Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals covers all the essential elements in depth and breadth in a rational three part structure. "Introduction to Labor and Employment Law" examines the historical development of labor and employment law in America alongside the nature of the employment relationship. "Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting" shows how American labor law regulates labor-management relations and includes methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives, unfair labor practices by employers and unions, economic weapons in labor disputes and the formation and administration of labor contracts. "Employment Discrimination" deals with the various forms of discrimination and the methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims. To underscore concepts and ensure student understanding, each chapter features marginal definitions, fact scenarios illustrating the concepts, and questions about specific facts for the students to consider. Answers to the fact scenarios are included at the end of each chapter. Discussion questions and exercises are provided to help students apply the concepts, and engaging case excerpts give them experience with case analysis. The Second Edition has been completely updated to include new material analyzing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a federal statute amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additional new material discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Fresh case references and examples appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals: Covers all essential elements of United States labor and employment law in depth Divided into three sections o Introduction to Labor and Employment Law historical development of labor and employment law in America nature of the employment relationship o Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting how labor law regulates labor-management relations methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives unfair labor practices by employers and unions economic weapons in labor disputes the formation and administration of labor contracts o Employment Discrimination various forms of employment discrimination in American law methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims Chapter pedagogy o marginal definitions o fact scenarios illustrating the concepts

A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy

Author: Mary Beth Beazley

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454896345

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 8469

Mary Beth Beazley’s highly regarded A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a comprehensive student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Written in an understandable, direct writing style, this concise paperback’s effective structure centers on a four-point approach to writing and breaks each point down into key elements that are then treated in-depth. New to the Fifth Edition: New bullets at the end of each chapter reviewing major takeaways Expanded coverage of research advice in Chapter 3, including discussion on Boolean searches A new chapter on using statutes in briefs, covering Reading statutes effectively Making statutory interpretation arguments Research techniques for statutory interpretation arguments Professors and students will benefit from: Student-friendly writing that is easy to read and understand Annotated examples – both good and bad – that help students understand why certain methods are effective Chapters on effective use of cases and statutes that address common problems experienced by students Numerous formulas that make learning and remembering easy: Creac Formula for effective topic sentences Formula for effective case descriptions ""Template"" formula for effective signals to the reader Teaching materials include: Powerpoints with effective examples and teaching notes Self-grading guidelines and examples of self-grading of effective and ineffective legal writing

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876530

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 578

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

View: 7681

Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

Black Like Me

Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451234219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 9335

A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.